Archive for Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Permit numbers expected to be less in 2003

December 31, 2003

Barring any last minute surge, the number of building permits issued for single-family home construction in Basehor will most likely be less in 2003 than last year, according to figures.

Recently, the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City released the number of building permits issued in area cities from January through November 2003.

In Basehor, those figures indicate just 52 single-family permits were issued in 2003, a decrease of 26 percent, against 70 permits issued in 2002.

Basehor, unincorporated areas of Leavenworth County and the city of Leavenworth all showed a decrease in Leavenworth County.

Numbers from Lansing indicate a 26 percent increase (61 permits in 2002, 77 in 2003) and those in Tonganoxie show a 22 percent increase (46 permits in 2002 and 56 in 2003).

The home builders association indicates permits issued are down 2 percent overall in Leavenworth County.

For the month of November, six single-family permits were issued in Basehor and seven building permits were issued for multi-family homes. On the year, 49 multi-family permits, nearly the equivalent of single-family permits, have been issued in Basehor.

Bonner Springs and Edwardsville join many area cities as those showing an increase in more building permits issued in 2003 than 2002.

In Bonner Springs, building permits issued skyrocketed an eye-popping 104 percent in 2003, with 49 permits issued against 24 issued in 2002. In Edwardsville, permitting is up slightly, 11 percent, with 30 permits issued in 2003 and 27 issued in 2002.

For the month of November, seven single-family permits were issued in Bonner Springs and one was issued in Edwardsville. Neither city issued a permit for multi-family housing, according to the home-builders' report.

The home builders association reports new home construction dipped slightly for the month of November but remained on a record-shattering pace for the year.

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